Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER)  

The remit of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) covers the following fields:

  • EU budget and Multiannual Financial Framework
  • Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion
  • Cohesion Policy Funds
  • Territorial Development, including the Territorial Agenda
  • Urban Policy
  • Spatial Planning and Housing
  • Territorial cooperation including Cross-border Cooperation and Macro-regional Strategies
  • Transport Policy, TEN-T and Missing Links
  • Regional statistics and indicators

The COTER Secretariat is also responsible for the official EU register of the EGTCs and for managing the EGTC Platform bringing together political and technical representatives of all the existing EGTCs and EGTCs under construction.

In addition, COTER is in charge of the CoR's Territorial Impact Assessments (TIAs). TIAs provide CoR rapporteurs with an analysis of the potential territorial impact of EU legislative proposals.

Joint CoR-OECD activities – in areas such as the quality of public investment, decentralisation or regional, urban and rural development – are also managed by COTER. The key objective of the cooperation is to strengthen political dialogue between the OECD and EU local and regional governments and ultimately improve public policies that foster economic and social well-being.

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Head of Unit:Marie-Claire Neill-Cowper

Assistant to the HoU: Maria Smyth

Administrators:

  • Florian Achleitner, in charge of General Transport Policy, TEN-T, Missing links, Road Transport, Rail Transport, Maritime and Inland Waterways, Aviation
  • Marek Bobis, in charge of Budgetary Policy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework, ESIF, Territorial Agenda
  • Igor Caldeira, in charge of TIA: Coor​​dination of CoR Territorial Impact Assessments, Regional Statistics and Indicators, European Territorial Cooperation
  • Slaven Klobučar, in charge of EGTC: Management of EGTC Platform, Cross-border cooperation, European Territorial Cooperation
  • Delphine Langlois, in charge of Macro Regions, Territorial Devlopment, Urban Policy, ESIF
  • Gustavo López Cutillas, in charge of ESIF, Urban Policy, Housing, Spatial Planning, Outermost Regions, OECD Relations
  • Gordon Modro, Deputy Head of Unit, in charge of Cohesion Policy, ESIF, Urban Policy, Territorial Agenda
  • Lucy Tober, in charge of General Transport Policy, TEN-T, Missing Links, Road Transport, Rail Transport, Maritime and Inland Waterways, Aviation


Assistants:

  • Vacant, in charge of the general support to COTER Commission and BUDG Working Group
  • Rui Cordeiro da Silva​​, in charge of the management of EGTC register, General support to ​EGTC platform and TIA activities, General Support to COTER Commission​
To contact the COTER team, please use the Contact fo​rm

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